Secrets of Laser Hair Removal in Calgary

Secrets of Laser Hair Removal in Calgary

If you have been considering ridding yourself of that unwanted body hair on your legs, underarms, back, or even face, you have come to the right place. At ImageWorks Skin & Laser, we have the state-of-the-art laser hair removal system, CoolGlide. This laser is above the rest because of its ability to cover large areas faster, get close to the face, and it also has a cooling mechanism to keep you comfortable during your session.

We wanted to let you in on a few secrets of our laser hair removal in Calgary

Who Is It For?

Laser hair removal can be for anyone and virtually any part of the body. However, laser hair removal tends to work best on people with light skin and dark hair. This is due to the fact the laser is targeting the pigmentation of the follicle, not the follicle itself. When you have light hair, there is not enough pigmentation for the laser to pick up on. We always recommend that you come in for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.

You Can’t Wax

When you have finally taken the plunge and made an appointment for your laser hair removal at our Calgary clinic, cancel your waxing appointments. The reason for this is, when you wax you are removing the entire hair follicle. The follicle has to be present during your laser treatment so the CoolGlide laser can pick it up on the pigmentation. If there is no follicle, there is nothing for the laser to do.
While you can’t wax or pluck, you do have to shave the area on which you are getting your laser hair removal. We recommend shaving the day before. This gives the laser more accuracy to attack the pigmentation in the follicle.

It’s Not a One and Done Deal

Many people think one laser treatment is enough to remove all the hair, for good. While we wish this were the case, it takes a few sessions for the most optimal results. You want to be consistent with your sessions, and it most likely will take 3-6 sessions depending on the area, and other factors of the hair. You want to make your appointments at least 4 weeks apart. This gives the skin enough time to heal and bounce back after your laser hair removal treatment.

It’s Not as Expensive as You Think

While some laser hair removal can be upwards to thousands of dollars, our laser hair removal is highly affordable in Calgary. We offer packages, so you can have all your sessions set up, and ready to go. We can do multiple parts of the body under the same package, and we can help you decide which one will be right for you!

Irritation is Expected

Taking a warm laser to your skin to remove hair follicles, can cause some redness and irritation. This is completely normal though, so you can rest assured this is all part of the process. Things we suggest to avoid are the sun for the first 48 hours and hot showers. This will help if you are feeling discomfort of any kind.


If you have body hair and don’t want to deal with the hassle anymore, come to ImageWorks Skin & Laser in Calgary. Our staff is caring and professional and we want you to have the very best experience. We want to make sure your laser hair removal is as successful as possible. Learn more about our CoolGlide Laser and schedule your consultation today!

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